Medellín Castle

Medellín, Spain

Medellín Castle was built by King Henry II of Castile in 1357 to the site of 10th century Moorish fort. It has a double walled perimeter with many round turrets and reinforcing towers. Inside, the castle preserves a 12th-century underground reservoir. The castle was extended in the 15th and 16th centuries.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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trent lawrence (3 months ago)
The Museo El Castillo, situated in the El Poblado district of Medellín, reflects the classiness of French chateaus developed by a Colombian doctor with a deep appreciation for French architectural styles. After his death, the mansion's construction was seen through by his widow, eventually making it a symbol of their shared vision. It has since been repurposed into a museum, showcasing an extensive collection of artworks and period furnishings that narrate the rich history of its occupants. Tours of the mansion's interior are exclusively in Spanish, offering visitors a unique chance to immerse themselves in the language amidst a historical backdrop. Manicured gardens envelop the museum and feature a dedicated transportation exhibit, providing a peaceful escape from the city, with parking available for those arriving by vehicle.
Keith Lindsey Jr (4 months ago)
It’s a pretty and quiet place. We had tickets for the house tour but it’s all in Spanish so we didn’t understand it (our fault). No photos are allowed inside the house
Paul Duce (5 months ago)
This is a wonderful tour, especially if you have any interest in European antiques. The grounds are impeccably maintained. There's also a spot to bring your own picnic to enjoy.
Danielle Betancourt (6 months ago)
I was honestly taken aback by the beauty of this castle , the greenery and the views. This spot is definitely worth checking out. The views were absolutely stunning. We did the tour as well which was interesting and had several different art elements which would be very interesting for the art lovers. Whether you want to do the tour or only visit the gardens this spot is worth it. There’s an option to do either just the garden or sod tour and garden. There’s was a small 35 min wait when we got there so definitely wear comfortable shoes, sunblock and bring a hat. Don’t miss this spot ?
A.L. Harris (7 months ago)
Beautiful castle and gardens that should not be missed. The Castle grounds have breathtaking views and the castle itself is quite amazing. The only way to see the inside is through a tour. You can buy tickets at the gate. The one thing they forgot to tell us was the tour is only in Spanish. It’s quite lengthy and can be a bit boring if you don’t understand. You will see some beautiful baccarat crystal chandeliers, Limoges porcelain and honestly, it’s quite impressive. It’s too bad you can’t tour the home on your own.
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